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20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932)

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Brash hoodlum Tom Connors enters Sing Sing cocksure of himself and disrespectful toward authority, but his tough but compassionate warden changes him.

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Tom Connors is sentenced to Sing Sing believing his influential friends will soon have him out on parole. A trouble maker, he gets ninety days in solitary and no parole. His girlfriend Fay is injured and Warden Long lets Tom visit her on his honor to return. During a fight with mobster Joe Finn Fay shoots Finn, Tom jumps out the window and is blamed for the death. He gives himself up but is sentenced to the electric chair. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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24 December 1932 (USA)  »

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Twenty Thousand Years in Sing Sing  »

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James Cagney was originally set for the male lead but was engaged in a contract dispute with Warner Brothers at the time. See more »

Quotes

The Warden - Paul Long: [to Connors] ... and remember this, if two men in this place know anything, I know it.
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Connections

Referenced in The Case of the Velvet Claws (1936) See more »

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Banking on the Weather
(1932) (uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
Played when Morris meets with Finn in the speakeasy
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A good prison-drama
30 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

A good entry in the early prison-drama cycle.Spencer Tracy is good as the cocky inmate.Arthur Byron has an unusual part as the sympathetic warden of Sing Sing.There aren't too many of them in movies.The action sequences in the movie are expertly handled by Curtiz.Bette Davis does a good job in a small part.Louis Calhern is suitably slimy.The ending is typically of the times in which it were made.


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